Friday, 22 October 2010

old BBRC rejected birds

found some old BB rarity reports on the shelf (1976,1978,1979 and 1980) they include some very interesting rejected birds the best are

1972-SIBERIAN TIT,Boughton, Downham Market Norfolk 6th and 8th February
1975-SLENDER BILLED CURLEW,Poole Harbour, Dorset 12th to 14th April
1975-SLENDER BILLED CURLEW, Shoreham by Sea, Sussex 16th and 23rd November
1976-BOOTED EAGLE,Romney Marsh,Kent 15th May
1976-TENGMALM'S OWL,Cley,Norfolk, 3rd and 5th September
1976-SOOTY ALBATROSS-Sandwich Bay,Kent 2nd October
1976-GREAT BLACK HEADED GULL,Seacombe,Merseyside1st September
1976-GREAT BLACK HEADED GULL,Keyhaven Marsh, Hampshire 30th October
1977-SLENDER BILLED CURLEW,Nigg Bay, Highland 16th October
1977-GREAT BLACK HEADED GULL,Sully Island,Glamorgan 16th June
1977-GREAT BLACK HEADED GULL,Cresswell Pond,Northumberland 29th October
1978-MADEIRAN PETREL-Hilbre,Mersyside 11th September
1978-BLACK SHOULDERED KITE, Whitehaven,Cumbria 20th July
1978-GREAT BLACK HEADED GULL,Selsey Bill,Sussex 7th September
1979-HAWK OWL, Cley Norfolk 18th May
1979-MOUSTACHED WARBLER, Forness,Kent, 8th to 9th May
1980-BULWERS PETREL,Worthing,Sussex 12th and 23rd May
1980-SLENDER BILLED CURLEW.Luddenham Marshes,Kent 10th May

note the amount of great black headed gull records from the mid 70's makes you wonder!!!!



3 comments:

Brian Sumner said...

Surely they couldnt all be wrong ?

darrell j prest said...

the new phrase is 'not proven' the siberian tit was more than likely a willow/marsh tit and the moustached warbler could have been a sedge

darrell j prest said...

oh and i missed out my 2 rejections!!!